Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

'Tech Spotlight' Archive

Can you spot Thomas Hall in this Microsoft HoloLens video?

Posted May 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, a film crew from Microsoft came to interview some of our faculty, staff, and interns who worked on the HoloLens. It goes pretty quickly, but can you spot some familiar BMC faces and locations? Interested in working with the HoloLens? Learn more about what Bryn Mawr is doing with the HoloLens, […]

What are Jupyter Notebooks? Why would I want to use them?

Posted April 5, 2017

Right after the Blended Learning Conference, Bryn Mawr is hosting JupyterDayPhilly on May 19, 2017. The theme is “Transformative Teaching with the Jupyter Notebook.” But what is a Jupyter Notebook, and why would you want to teach with it? “The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents […]

Developing for the HoloLens: A Winter Intern’s Perspective

Posted February 8, 2017

Over winter break, Educational Technology Services (ETS) had the opportunity to hold a winter internship for students to learn more about the process of developing for the Microsoft HoloLens. ETS has been working with Pearson since September to explore educational uses for mixed/augmented reality, but winter break gave ETS the chance to see what four […]

The Joys of Microsoft OneNote

Posted December 14, 2016

I have been an avid user of OneNote for a couple of years now, but have just learned a few new tricks thanks to a webinar Microsoft hosted. OneNote is a note-taking software at its core, but in reality can do so much more! Since we at Bryn Mawr College are using the version of […]

HoloLens Applications: Telling Indigenous Stories with Virtual Reality

Posted November 30, 2016

Over the past few months, the ETS team has been brainstorming educational applications of virtual and mixed reality devices like the HoloLens. We’ve been collecting great ideas from participants in our workshops – everything from visualizations of cell biology to exploring a Roman marketplace to using virtual reality to see internal structures of a building […]

Pull out your phones: Using interactive polling in the classroom

Posted November 16, 2016

Gone are the days of raising hands, putting thumbs up or down, or holding up a number of fingers to get an idea as to what a collective group of people is thinking. With the emergence of new polling tools, hands and fingers have been replaced with smartphones and tablets. These polling tools hide names […]

You Want to Record WHAT?!

Posted November 2, 2016

It’s easier than ever to record events and activities at Bryn Mawr, thanks to an extensive loan pool of equipment at the Canaday Circulation Desk.  Want to record a practice run-through of your presentation before doing it in front of an audience?…  Want to make an MP3 of your friend’s recital?…  Need to take photographs […]

Reblogged: Testing Microsoft Hololens in Class | Miranda’s Banter Blog

Posted October 27, 2016

The Bryn Mawr College Physics Senior Seminar class was in for a special treat on Monday October 24. Education specialists from Bryn Mawr College’s Blended Learning Initiative and Pearson Education Corporation brought in the latest Microsoft Hololens for students to test and give feedback on. Lucky for us, Pearson contacted Bryn Mawr College first about this demo […]

HoloLenses are here!

Posted October 5, 2016

Bryn Mawr College is one of a few educational institutions chosen to partner with Pearson Education to explore how the HoloLens, which Microsoft describes as a “mixed reality” device capable of superimposing 3D holograms onto a real environment, might enhance college teaching and learning. On September 15, ETS received several Development Edition Microsoft HoloLens and […]